Director and Deputy Chair, Cloud Industry Forum
David is a well-known strategist, keynote speaker and influencer on cloud computing, digital transformation, social collaboration and ERP software. He is a Director and Deputy Chair of the Cloud Industry Forum, judges the UK Cloud Awards, and is Founder & CXO of digital strategy consultancy Agile Elephant. He is a specialist in sales, marketing and operations in the technology sector, and guest lectures on digital and social media at Henley Business School and on INSEEC’s MBA programme. David is an advisor and non-exec director for several companies, and a regular host on the tech TV channel Disruptive. Live.
Head of Security GRC & Centre of Excellence, Nationwide Building Society
Andy is an experienced cybersecurity leader who has held specialist intelligence and security appointments in the MOD. Andy has previously held senior cybersecurity roles at a defence consultancy provider, the Bank of England and other financial sector organisations and has provided both technical security support to specialist teams, strategic security management leadership teams and business executives throughout his career.
Dr Abdul Mohib
Group Head of Risk and Assurance, Peabody Trust
Abdul is a senior professional in risk, assurance, governance and internal controls. He has particular expertise in leading and setting direction for a variety of matrix-based organisations of varying sizes from different sectors including one of UK’s top employers, embedding three lines of defence models to ensure effective risk assurance and governance frameworks. Public protection is the consistent thread throughout his career, spanning from counterterrorism, food safety, rail transport to public health, and most recently social housing. Abdul has been an active member of the Government Risk Improvement Group (RIG) sharing best practice in risk management to further enhance the field of risk management across different Government Departments whilst also being an active member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). His skills and knowledge extend to scientific research on naturally occurring behaviour modifying insect pheromones for crop protection, business continuity and incidents management.
Head of Information Security Engagement, Pinsent Masons
Denise Beardon is Head of Information Security Engagement at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. Before joining Pinsent Masons, she worked for The Security Company, a security awareness consultancy, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of their behavioural change methodology, including qualitative and quantitative baseline research. During the past ten years, Denise has worked on many successful behavioural change programmes for several high-profile organisations.
Denise is committed to exploring the interaction between human behaviour and technology and understanding why people do what they do. This insight provides her with the ability to deliver tailored strategic behavioural change programmes that ensure the individual does not feel undermined but empowered to make the right choices. By using behavioural psychology at the heart of her programmes, Denise aims to bring positive change to any cybersecurity culture.
Prior to entering the world of cybersecurity awareness, Denise was internal communications manager for Cambridge Constabulary following a successful career in marketing communications in the private sector. She has a Masters in Crime Writing from the University East Anglia and is working on her debut novel.
Cyber Security Awareness Specialist, Pinsent Masons
Hannah Tufts is an independent strategic communications consultant specialising in cyber security awareness, as well as marketing and brand strategy for businesses in the cyber security industry across Europe. Hannah has been supporting Denise Beardon at international law firm, Pinsent Masons, throughout the last two years to develop educational content for colleagues with simplicity and empathy at its core. Hannah most recently delivered a comprehensive communications programme to support the global roll out of Pinsent Mason’s phishing simulation programme and is presenting alongside Denise to share the insights and results from this truly innovative case study.
Hannah possesses a coveted mix of technical cyber security knowledge, expertise in behaviour change, as well as 10 years’ experience in strategic marketing and communications for organisations in cyber security, finance and tech. Hannah graduated with Consciously Digital in 2019 to enhance her understanding of the neuroscientific impact of our relationship with technology, which became the focus of her collaboration with Pinsent Masons.
Hannah is also a keen advocate for diversity in cyber security, continues to work with organisations and schools to encourage young talent into the industry, and runs immersive programmes designed to enable people to exist, survive and thrive in our highly connected world.
Head of ICT, The Commonwealth Secretariat
Carina Kabajunga, who heads the Information Technology section at the Commonwealth Secretariat, has a special interest in the application of ICTs and Analytics in improving service provision in the public sector. Carina has in previous roles, worked in Government, Academia and the private sector, leading IT and Information Security initiatives, and promoting the use of Data and Data Governance in organisations. She has over 20 years\’ of experience as an Information Security and Data Management Practitioner and has served as a Board member for her local chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Chief Information Officer, Natural History Museum
Ian Golding has been Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Data Privacy Officer leading global commercial technology program’s for over 20 years and has a passion for fostering collaboration and innovation to exploit the benefits of technology and data in permanent, interim, fractional and private consulting roles.
He has recently been Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum, developing the ‘Digital Twin’ Technology Vision to support its dual role as a centre of excellence in leading scientific research and as a world-leading museum.
In 2017 As the RNLI’s first CIO (Interim) he created the Institution’s first digital, information and technology strategy including new capability for fundraising, predictive analytics and data-based insights that will help the RNLl to break the chain of events that can tragically lead to drowning. Ian was also recently Interim IT Director at Southern Housing Group and prior to Interim roles was Group CIO, Data Privacy Officer and Senior Partner for The ERM Group through its largest growth phase over 4 private equity cycles, to 5,200 staff across 140 offices worldwide.
Ian is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on the IET Digital Panel, a Chartered Professional Fellow of the BCS, Fellow of The Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also an investor and mentors’ digital startups. By devoting time to assisting emerging businesses and small investments to advance, Ian’s aim is to help grow the digital ecosystem.
Head of Information Security, Tandem
Inga is the Head of Information Security at Tandem Bank where she is responsible for shaping and embedding the information security strategy and overlooking information security practices. Her primary focus is ensuring that data and information technology are safe.
Inga is particularly interested in and is a confident spokesperson on topics such as evolving security requirements, risks and threats of data breaches, and psychology of information security.
Whilst working for other financial services companies over the past 9 years, Inga has gained hands-on experience in successful application of security controls, data and metrics analytics and lead and managed multiple IT Governance and Cyber Resilience strategic initiatives.
Director of Information Security Education and Consulting, Harvard University
Sandy Silk is the Director of Information Security Education and Consulting at Harvard University, Founder of Cyber Risk and Resilience Consulting, and a member of the Board of Advisors for the MS in Information Security Leadership at Brandeis University. She excels at bringing together executive leaders, business teams, and IT professionals to align cyber risk management with strategic priorities and culture, risk tolerance levels, and positive customer experience. Her team at Harvard consults with researchers, faculty, and departments on security risks and controls for the data, technology, and vendors they use within their projects. Sandy is also involved in several Women in Technology (WIT) organizations and programs, and she led the creation of a WIT mentoring program at Harvard. Her prior information security career included positions with Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management Company.
President and CEO, Centre for Policy on Emerging Technologies
A native of the UK, Nigel Cameron has spent much of his professional life in the United States.
Former President and CEO of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies in Washington, DC, he was also recently Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society at the University of Ottawa, and earlier a Research Professor and Associate Dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Professor Cameron has been a featured speaker at a range of international events, including the Aspen Ideas Festival and Global Health Forum, the Science Prepcon for Rio+20, the Champalimaud Foundation conference on the world in 100 years, the International Content Summit, TEDx Port Alegre, the World Healthcare and Innovation Technology Summit, the STARS emerging leaders conference, and most recently a UN Human Rights Council expert consultation on AI and Human Rights.
He convened the first Washington, DC conference on the implications of the Internet of Things, and has chaired a series of subsequent IoT events in DC and Brussels, as well as the Dubai GITEX and Future Tech conferences, and the European Identity and Cloud conference.
He has testified to the European Commission’s Group on Ethics, as well as committees of both US Houses of Congress, on issues including nanotechnology and the security implications of new technologies. He has also been a member of US Government delegations to the UN General Assembly and UNESCO, and was appointed to four terms as a commissioner of the US National Commission for UNESCO.
He has written and edited a number of books on the impact of emerging technologies, including Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives (Wiley) and Will Robots Take Your Job? A Plea for Consensus (Polity/Wiley) (shortly to appear in Mandarin). He also recently served as first tech editor of the UK journalistic start-up UnHerd.
He is currently a non-executive director of a start-up working on air-generated water, has been an adviser to various businesses including Constellation Research and Giesecke & Devrient, and three times executive-in-residence at Wolfsberg, the UBS executive development centre. He is also a committee member of HumanIN, a start-up advisory on the human dimensions of AI.
He is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh universities, and the Edinburgh Business School.
Senior Data Scientist, OKR Program Lead, TNT Digital / FedEx
Polina is a Sr. Data Scientist in the Advanced Analytics team of TNT Digital International, with experience in data engineering, analytics and data science in corporate international environments, previously at Shell International and Exact.
As OKR Program Lead at TNT Digital, she is also currently leading the Digital International organisation in the adoption of the OKR methodology with the ultimate goal to have measurable and visible business impact throughout the organisation.
Being a certified Scrum Master, certified Product Owner and certified SAFe Agilist, Polina also loves working in an agile and pragmatic way, educating others and helping the business embrace agile transformation.
Senior Enterprise Architect-Data & Reporting, Rabobank
Sander is an experienced architect with 20 years of experience within the financial sector (Insurance and Banking).
Topics he has worked on, are: business intelligence, logical data architecture / data warehousing, data governance, big data, master data management, reference data management, linked data, data virtualisation, data maturity, rationalisation of data silo’s, to name but a few.
Ben de Jong
Enterprise Adviser-Data Visualisation & Business Intelligence, ABN AMRO Bank
Designing good reports and Dashboards is not an easy task. Visualisation of information sometimes seems a poor child.
Based on some practical tips, Ben de Jong will highlight what often goes wrong and how this can be prevented.
Pieter van Geel
Director of Data, Greenhouse (part of WPP}
Passionate, cross-functional, creative and result-driven marketing professional with 25 years’ experience.
Pieter loves data driven growth, insights activation and digital transformation for media & marketing partners, and he’s spent the last 10 years helping growing revenue through dedicated efforts in digital analytics, data science, consumer experience optimization and consultancy.
Head of Engineering Data Products, Daimler AG
Ever since starting his career at Daimler, Bertram has been working with bill-of-material data; but only after Daimler focused more on the value that can be extracted from data under a new CIO, Bertram looked into new ways of digging deeper. For 4 years, Bertram has been leading a data-driven team to find ways to unlock the potential of Data for Daimler Trucks engineering and has been an ambassador of digital transformation and focus on data.
In recent projects, Bertram has been focused on creating business value by providing “insights for everyone” and successfully rolling-out easy access tools. These tools don’t require data science, data engineering or programming skills, bringing the right questions it the only requirement.
Bertram supports the vehicle and powertrain organization of Daimler Trucks in their respective strategic projects to reduce variants and complexity without impacting the ability to deliver the exact right product to every customer.
Data scientist, Dutch Railways
Isabel Bevort graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a MSc Mathematics degree before joining NS as an IT trainee. During this time, she has worked in Data & Analytics and the research department of NS Stations (Dutch Railways).
After her traineeship she went on working at the latter as a data scientist/researcher. The projects she has worked on include descriptive and predictive analyses, such as predicting crowds at the Schiphol Airport train station and analysing pedestrian flows inside Utrecht Central station to optimize cleaning schedules.
With a passion for clear communication of the information that data provides, she has transformed the knowledge she obtained from a training by Stephen Few into several workshops and presentations to introduce the concepts to a wider NS-audience.
Lead Data Scientist, Albert Heijn
Sanne works as a lead data scientist for forecasting at Albert Heijn. Together with a team of data scientists and engineers, she works on providing accurate and relevant forecasts throughout the organization.
Prior to Albert Heijn, Sanne worked as a data science consultant at Macaw. She worked with clients in various industries, inventing, designing and building real-world applications of advanced analytics and machine learning. Before that, she worked as a data analyst/scientist for Eneco group, focusing on data management and predictive maintenance.
Sanne holds a PhD in Neurosciences from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She has always been passionate about data, statistics and math. She is driven to create solutions that are understood and trusted and add value to the organization.
Head of Data Science, Royal Mail
Katherine James is the Head of Data Science at Royal Mail, where she leads a team of 20 data scientists working on a wide variety of projects including forecasting, vehicle route optimization, workload planning and AI for operational managers.
Her background is in statistical genetics and she completed a PhD in the genetics of HIV-2 infection at Oxford in 2014. Following a short Post-Doc in Kumamoto in Southern Japan, she returned to the UK and entered industry as a data scientist in the Know Me team at British Airways. She was responsible for building a recommender system for email personalization which went through successful A/B testing and formed the basis for destination personalization to over 4 million customers.
She has been at Royal Mail since 2016 and alongside her day job is a passionate advocate for women in Tech, mentoring several early career data scientists and regularly blogging and speaking about how to increase diversity in tech teams at internal and external events.
Senior Product Owner, a.s.r. analytics lab
After finishing her PhD at the Utrecht University in 2015, Sarah started working for a.s.r. as a marketing intelligence analyst. Since then, she has held different functions within a.s.r. all related to data innovation and machine learning.
In 2018, Sarah set up the a.s.r. analytics lab, the company’s centre of excellence for machine learning and artificial intelligence. She currently works together with her fast-growing team on accelerating the use of algorithms for a.s.r’s different operations.
Sarah has a keen interest in everything related to agile leadership, data innovation, automation and machine learning.
Product Owner Data, Nationale-Nederlanden
Sébastien Oldenbroek is Product Owner Data at the Dutch insurance company Nationale Nederlanden – Non Life within the NN-Group. He has been leading several teams that work on the Non-Life Data Warehouse since 2019. Dating back to 2015, he held various roles, from IT Management Trainee to Data Quality Officer.
How did a Chemistry graduate end up in IT? He likes the complexity of IT, especially data, thinking in different layers and abstract models and combining it with business sense.
Enterprise Architect, IoT & Big Data Domain architect, Damen Group
Dani Marouane works as a digital segment architect at the IT&IM department of Damen Shipyards Group, the Netherlands.
He graduated in 2011 from the Moroccan Aviation international Academy as embedded systems engineer and 2014, from EMLyon Business School as a digitalization engineer. His main specialties are big data, real-time processing, analytics and IoT.
He joined Damen Shipyards in 2015 working on multiple innovation projects before designing and realizing the Damen Digital platform, implementing a DevOps structure with automation and continuous delivery implementations among other Big Data projects.
Arno Van Sloun
Lead Data Scientist, ARAG
Arno van Sloun is an enthusiastic and result driven thought leader in the field of data science. He specializes in advising organizations on becoming data-driven and enables the change needed to transform.
Using statistics and mathematics as the fundament of analytical thinking, he coaches, influences and inspires colleagues into a data-driven way of working. He is the driving force behind data science products in core processes to add value.
Prior to his current role at ARAG, Arno worked as a quantitative business analyst and senior consultant. He holds a masters in Econometrics and Operations Research and has a postgraduate masters in the field of Investment Management.